The DOORS project, titled ‘Developing Optimal and Open Research Support for the Black Sea’, has stared in June 2021 for a four-year duration, coordinated by GeoEcoMar, Romania. DOORS is a research and innovation action under the European Union Horizon 2020 programme, bringing together 37 partners to advance the Black Sea Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (download).
The project consortium represents all countries in the Black Sea region as well as several pan-European organizations and Research Infrastructure consortia. EuroGOOS is leading the work package on stakeholder engagement and participates in other work packages to facilitate a smooth and integrated engagement activity throughout the project.
DOORS will work closely with stakeholders and other projects and initiatives in the region, addressing research and infrastructure needs to close the knowledge gaps, develop and implement an ecosystem-based framework for Blue Economy, inform policy development and implementation, and promote behavioural change towards sustainability.
The DOORS kick-off meeting took place on 29-30 June 2021 as a virtual event.
Project kick-off press release: